Believe it or not, Thanksgiving is almost here! This holiday is one of gratitude…but also often one of excessive eating. In fact, the average American eats 3,000 calories on Thanksgiving Day.

Our team at AFC Urgent Care Ooltewah wants to arm you with some helpful information on staying at your healthiest this Thanksgiving.

Why Is It Important to Eat Breakfast on Thanksgiving?

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day for a reason. It can help to wake up your body and get your metabolism going. Plus, it can set your blood sugar levels on a normal path, which can help you feel good throughout the day.

However, one of the most important reasons to have breakfast on Thanksgiving is to reduce your chances of eating too much throughout the day.

Easy and Healthy Breakfast Ideas

  • Eggs
  • Greek yogurt
  • Oatmeal
  • Berries
  • Nuts
  • Green tea

What Are Some Ways You Can Reduce Your Calories This Holiday?

One of the problems many of us run into during the holiday season is going overboard with the food—and who can blame us? Turkey, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole and your grandma’s unbelievable dressing recipe. With all the yummy goodness, who could blame you for going for seconds and thirds?

However, your health (and your digestive system) will be more appreciative of you taking everything in moderation! Enjoy a sample of the foods you love without going too far—and fill the rest of your plate with healthier foods.

Good Thanksgiving Foods

  • Fresh fruit
  • Fresh veggie snacks with hummus
  • Green salads
  • Baked potatoes with salsa
  • Sweet potatoes with a little Dijon mustard
  • Corn on the cob
  • Cooked whole grains like whole wheat pasta, brown rice, barley and quinoa

Are you feeling under the weather? Stop by AFC Urgent Care Ooltewah today! No appointment is needed.